Comparable Out-of-State Tests

Out-of-state certified educators may be exempt from taking Texas tests. Only the tests listed below will be considered for comparability. Please review the information carefully before requesting official scores.

All tests must have been required by and taken under the authority of the state that issued the certificate.

You must submit an application for an Out-of-State or Out-of-Country review of credentials for consideration of testing exemption.

Praxis Test Information

If you have comparable Praxis II tests listed on the chart below, you must contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at (800) 772-9476 to have these scores submitted to the TEA. The State Board for Educator Certification entity code is R8325. This number is required to have official scores submitted to the TEA.

State-Specific Test Information

If you have comparable tests from Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Oklahoma, review the charts below to determine if they meet the comparable Texas passing score. For these states, you must complete the Texas Comparability Test Score Verification Form (PDF, 91.85 KB) and submit it to the National Evaluation Systems who will send official scores to the TEA. You can contact National Evaluation Systems at 413-256-0444 for additional information on submitting the scores to TEA.

Family and Consumer Science Tests

If you have taken one of the American Association Family and Consumer Sciences (outside source)(AAFCS) tests listed below, you must contact the AAFCS at (800) 424-8080 to have scores submitted to the TEA.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) tests are accepted for certification testing requirements in Texas. You must also hold a standard certificate in a corresponding subject area and grade level that was issued by your state board of education. You must request official verification of National Board Certified Teacher status by contacting NBPTS at Customer Support (800) 228-3224. Then mail the verification letter to our office with your other Out-of-State Certified Educators review of credentials documents.  

  Arizona Comparable Tests
Test
Number
Test NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and Discontinued Comparable Test Number and NameComparable Texas Passing Standard
12Library/Educational MediaMay 2001-presentTest 150-School Librarian 262
22Special Education-Cross Category Oct. 2004-presentTest 161-Special Education EC-12 OR
163-Special Education Supplemental
268
22Special Education-Cross CategoryMay 2001- Oct. 2004Test 161-Special Education EC-12 OR
163-Special Education Supplemental
267

 

Colorado Comparable Tests
Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable Test Number and NameComparable Texas Passing Standard
17English as a Second Language Oct. 2004-presentTest 154-English as a Second Language Supplemental220
20Special Education-Moderate Needs Oct. 2004-August 2008Test 163-Special Education Supplemental229
41School Counselor Oct. 2001-May 2003Test 152-School Counselor225
41School CounselorSept. 2003-presentTest 152-School Counselor228
80Principal Oct. 1999-August 2003Test 068-Principal247
80Principal Oct. 2003-presentTest 068-Principal253

 

Illinois Comparable Tests
Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable TestComparable Texas Passing Standard
38Computer Science Oct. 1, 1997-July 2006Test 141-Computer Science77
174Technology EducationJuly 1, 2004-presentTest 171-Technology Education240
144Physical EducationJuly 1, 2004-presentTest 158-Physical Education240

 

Massachusetts Comparable Tests

Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable TestComparable Texas Passing Standard
22Physical EducationApril 1, 1998-presentTest 158-Physical Education70

 

Michigan Comparable Tests
Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable TestComparable Texas Passing Standard
48Library Media Oct. 1, 1999-July 2002Test 150-School Librarian230
48Library Media Oct. 2002-presentTest 150-School Librarian220
50Computer Science Oct. 1, 2002-presentTest 141-Computer Science226
63Learning Disabilities Oct. 1997-presentTest 161-Special Education EC-12 OR Test 163-Special Education Supplemental235
86English as a Second Language Oct. 2004-presentTest 154-English as a Second Language Supplemental220
87Industrial Technology Oct. 1, 2003-presentTest 171-Technology Education220
88Technology and Design Oct. 1, 2000-presentTest 171-Technology Education227

                               

 Oklahoma Comparable Tests

Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable TestComparable Texas Passing Standard
12Physical Education Oct. 1, 1999-July 2005Test 158-Physical Education EC-12247
24Middle Level English Oct. 1999-presentTest 117-English Language Arts and Reading 4-8242
38Library-Media Specialist Oct. 1999-presentTest 150-School Librarian258
39School Counselor Oct. 1999-presentTest 152-School Counselor258
43Technology EducationSept. 1, 2003-presentTest 171-Technology Education240
44Principal-Common Core2. Oct. 1999-presentTest 068-Principal264
45Principal-Elementary2. Oct. 1999-presentTest 068-Principal271
46Principal-Middle2. Oct. 1999-presentTest 068-Principal257
47Principal-Secondary2. Oct. 1999-presentTest 068-Principal262

2. Principals from Oklahoma must achieve the comparable Texas passing standard on the Common Core test 44 and on one of the level-specific tests (45, 46, or 47)

 

Praxis II and other Educational Testing Service (ETS) Administered Tests
Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable TestsComparable Texas Passing Standard
0350Special EducationJan. 1990-Sept. 2004Test 161-Special Education EC-12 OR Test 163-Special Education Supplemental560
0091Physical EducationJan. 1993-presentTest 158- Physical Education EC-12158
10310Library Media SpecialistJan. 1990-presentTest 150-School Librarian620
10352Special Education: Application of Core Principles Across Categories of DisabilitiesNov. 1995-presentTest 161-Special Education EC-12 OR Test 163-Special Education Supplemental146
10439

Middle School Science

Oct. 1998-presentTest 116-Science 4-8151
20353Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content KnowledgeSept. 2001-August 2012Test 161-Special Education EC-12 Or Test 163 Special Education Supplemental156
0354/5354 Special Education: Core Knowledge and ApplicationsSept. 2012-presentTest 161-Special Education EC-12 Or Test 163 Special Education Supplemental156
0361English to Speakers of Other LanguagesSept. 2010-presentTest 154-English as a Second Language SupplementalRequired by state
20420School Guidance and CounselingJan. 1991-presentTest 152-School Counselor620
1010 School Leaders Licensure AssessmentJan. 1997-presentTest 068-Principal 164

 

 Family & Consumer Sciences Tests Developed by American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Test NumberTest NameDate Test and Passing Standard Implemented and DiscontinuedComparable TestsComparable Texas Passing Standard
200Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) CompositeMay 2004-presentThis is the exam required as part of the Texas certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12240
201Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food ServicesMay 2004-presentThis is the exam required as part of the Texas certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences 8-12240
202Human Development and Family StudiesMay 2004-presentThis is the exam required as part of the Texas certificate in Human Development and Family Studies 8-12240

These National AAFCS examinations may be used to meet content testing requirements for FCS Texas teacher certification